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Bug 18153 - Format string bug in ucd-snmp
Format string bug in ucd-snmp
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ucd-snmp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 2000-10-02 19:04 EDT by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-03 13:56:17 EDT
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Description Chris Evans 2000-10-02 19:04:39 EDT
Not particularly severe for various reasons;
- I'm not sure if you ship with syslogging enabled by default
- Even if you did, it might not be exploitable
- And you don't listen on the snmp network port by default anyway.

If we look at
ucd-snmp-4.1.2/snmplib/snmp_logging.c: snmp_log_string():
  if (do_syslogging) {
    syslog(priority, string);
That syslog() call is mising "%s" as a second argument. Classic format
string bug.
Probably best to patch for the next release, but I doubt it warrants an
update unless you _do_ enable syslogging by default.
Check it out and update this bug if syslogged is enabled by default.
Comment 1 Daniel Roesen 2000-10-03 13:56:13 EDT
I think this is serious, even if default config is not exploitable.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-10-12 11:22:08 EDT
Fixed in ucd-snmp-4.1.2-9.

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